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Thought Netanyahu was really Benjamin Nathan Yahoo and I thought that was just the coolest name ever.......I guess I had just heard it and had never seen it written

Anon
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Watching racing on TV, I thought Mario Andretti was two people- Mario and Dretti. I was confused at how they fit both of them in that small car.

Tom
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I used to believe that there was a girl's name written and pronounced "Feebee" and an entirely different girl's name spelt "Phoebe" and pronounced 'fobe' like 'earlobe'.

When I see the name in print, I stll find it hard to pronounce it 'feebee'.

Edward
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when i was young, i thought all people with the same name would grow up to look the same.

kim
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I thought my real name was Marmite and that I was only called Rosie to stop others getting me confused with marmite spread.
My Grandad would always say 'My Mate Marmite' to me when I was really young.
I wasn't aware that it was an advertising slogan.

rosie
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I used to believe that the name Giselle was pronounced "gazelle"

Derek
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I used to think Kanye West was actually Conway-West and that it was some sort of southern truck company, founded of course by Mr. Conway and Mr. West,

Anon
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My gradma has a sister named Bernice, who is called Bunny for short. As a child, I did not understand that Bunny could be a name. I thought it must have something to do with rabbits. Until the day I learned that Aunt Bunny had been married three times. I proudly exclaimed to her: "Now I know why you're called Bunny! You hop from man to man!"

hoping Aunt Bunny doesn't read this
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my dad's name is William Gene and my brother name is William S. So everybody called my dad Gene so you can imagine me as a child being very confused because I thought my dad's name was DAD not Gene. when people called the house and would say "Yes is Gene there"? I would say "NO"! Come to think of it my poor dad missed alot of important calls when I was small lol.

brenda
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When I was little I used to think that if your name was Christian that you were somehow more religious and spiritual than everyone else. You were "special". If your name was Christian, then you were related to God and you knew things that no one else did. Why else would you be named after a religion if you weren't related to God? Christian was a pretty popular name in my area. When my sister brought home a friend named Christy, I thought it was short for Christian and that she was going to spy on me and tell God all the bad things I did.

Anon
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When he was about 2, my brother was convinced that our little sisters name was "Her", because people were always sayingto him "Jack, leave her alone", or "Jack, let her sleep" and the like.

Bekka
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My parents were talking about O J Simpson when I was about three and I couldn't stop laughing because I was sure his name was really Orange Juice Simpson.

Anon
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When I was young people would always say,"You don't know Jack Shit!"

I would say, "No, I don't."

Who was Jack and why would I care if he shit.Was he a relative or a brother I didn't know about that they gave up for adoption. I pondered these things.

Anon
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I thought Hall and Oates was Holland Oats.

Anon
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When I was about 7, there was this paper-boy whose name was "Perumal". Later we went to live at another place and there was some other paper-boy. One day I was telling my dad something aobut this paper-boy and I kept calling him "Perumal". I used to believe that one who brings paper is called "Perumal", like one who gives medicine is called doctor!

Yogen
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I used to believe that only one person could have each name, and so I was the only Rachel in the world. Then one day we were at McDonalds and I overheard a lady calling her daughter Rachel. I was heartbroken.

Rachel
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When I was just getting ready to start kindergarten, my dad tried to teach me to write my name. He wrote "CRYSTAL" on a sheet of paper and told me those were the letters to my name. He didn't understand when I wrote"LCATRSY" (or something similar).
I thought the letters were MY letters (and no one elses) and I could use them in any order I wanted.
I wonder just how worried he was about me starting kindergarten.

SYRTALC (or something similar)
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When I was little I thought everyone with the same name as me had stolen my name (Stephen). Then when I was in 1st grade, a new boy came in named- guess what- Stephen. That night, my mom caught me in my room about to call the police on the "thief".

=) lol

Stephen
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Here in the U.S, people often refer to the federal government as "Uncle Sam." I have an actual uncle named Sam, so when people would mention Uncle Sam I thought they were talking about him! He seemed to be a very popular guy to talk about.

Darren
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Up until a few years ago I thought that the SEAL in Navy SEALS was because they were trained to be vary agile in the water just like seals. Until later when I realized SEALs part was capitalized at it was an abrreviation for sea ,air, and land teams. Now I see , comically its a bit of both.

Christine
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